Noise in the Park

To the editor:

I recently read the article in this publication about the battle over usage rights at the Lake Placid Airport. I was appalled that anyone would be so brazen as to disrupt the peace and quiet of the Adirondacks in an attempt to make a living. The Adirondack Park has historically been an economically depressed region with limited employment opportunities, where retirees and tourists can enjoy the sounds of songbirds and babbling brooks without the disturbing noise of people making money. It should stay that way.

Forget about the millions of dollars in FAA funding, we don’t want loud aircraft flying into OUR airport. In fact, we don’t want any mechanical noise within a 50-mile radius of the village, and if people must talk to each other on the street, they should use their inside voices. I want to be able to pick up my groceries at Price Chopper without any human interaction, and then return home to pet my horses and listen the pine trees growing, undisturbed.

Ethan Smith

Lake Placid